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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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STOKE CITY
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A historical overview of Stoke City's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Stoke City sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1947 Monday, August 25, 1947 4124.99  
  2015 Monday, December 28, 2015 4087.81  
  2016 Sunday, January 17, 2016 4080.73  
  1974 Saturday, December 7, 1974 4073.56  
  2011 Sunday, May 8, 2011 4067.21  
  1946 Wednesday, December 25, 1946 4065.43  
  1948 Monday, December 27, 1948 4061.82  
  1934 Saturday, October 27, 1934 4055.32  
  1949 Saturday, January 8, 1949 4051.13  
  2012 Wednesday, December 26, 2012 4051.08  
  1975 Saturday, April 5, 1975 4050.69  
  2017 Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4044.83  
  1935 Saturday, January 5, 1935 4041.03  
  1903 Friday, April 10, 1903 4040.61  
  1902 Saturday, December 20, 1902 4040.51  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Stoke City sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1913 Saturday, March 29, 1913 3530.10  
  1912 Thursday, December 26, 1912 3559.15  
  1919 Monday, September 1, 1919 3567.79  
  1991 Saturday, August 17, 1991 3578.68  
  1911 Saturday, December 30, 1911 3581.29  
  1999 Tuesday, May 4, 1999 3602.61  
  1990 Wednesday, December 26, 1990 3634.43  
  1992 Saturday, September 5, 1992 3641.98  
  1920 Saturday, February 28, 1920 3650.36  
  1921 Saturday, April 30, 1921 3653.81  
  1926 Saturday, April 17, 1926 3658.97  
  2002 Thursday, December 26, 2002 3663.74  
  1925 Saturday, March 21, 1925 3668.33  
  2003 Saturday, February 22, 2003 3672.19  
  2000 Saturday, February 19, 2000 3672.80  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Stoke City's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Stoke City (3801) vs. Manchester United (4175)
  Wednesday, September 22, 1993
-302.3 14.9% 2-1 +8.5 
  Stoke City (3853) vs. Leeds United (4197)
  Tuesday, April 23, 1968
-239.4 20.1% 3-2 +16.0 
  Stoke City (3896) vs. Arsenal (4222)
  Saturday, November 1, 2008
-275.4 17.0% 2-1 +16.6 
  Stoke (3852) vs. Preston North End (4176)
  Saturday, January 17, 1891
-216.1 22.4% 3-0 +27.2 
  Manchester City (4332) vs. Stoke City (4013)
  Saturday, August 30, 2014
-364.8 10.9% 0-1 +17.8 
  Stoke (3551) vs. Barnsley (3834)
  Saturday, August 30, 1919
-164.4 28.0% 2-0 +21.6 
  Stoke City (3795) vs. Manchester United (4078)
  Wednesday, December 26, 1984
-190.0 25.1% 2-1 +15.0 
  Stoke City (3875) vs. Liverpool (4151)
  Saturday, April 14, 1984
-184.1 25.7% 2-0 +22.3 
  Stoke City (3955) vs. Arsenal (4228)
  Sunday, January 24, 2010
-225.2 21.5% 3-1 +11.8 
  Stoke City (3970) vs. Chelsea (4244)
  Saturday, December 7, 2013
-228.0 21.2% 3-2 +15.8 
  Stoke City (3960) vs. Arsenal (4232)
  Saturday, March 1, 2014
-226.5 21.4% 1-0 +15.7 
  Stoke City (3943) vs. Manchester United (4214)
  Saturday, February 1, 2014
-225.4 21.5% 2-1 +15.7 
  Barnsley (3824) vs. Stoke (3568)
  Saturday, September 6, 1919
-375.7 10.3% 1-2 +17.9 
  Stoke City (3766) vs. Everton (4022)
  Saturday, March 28, 1931
-126.0 32.6% 2-0 +20.2 
  Stoke City (3674) vs. Sheffield United (3928)
  Saturday, September 10, 1960
-150.4 29.6% 2-0 +21.1 
  Stoke (3905) vs. Aston Villa (4156)
  Saturday, September 29, 1894
-119.2 33.5% 4-1 +23.3 
  Stoke City (3900) vs. Manchester United (4151)
  Saturday, January 21, 1950
-156.6 28.9% 3-1 +21.3 
  Stoke (3576) vs. Northampton Town (3826)
  Monday, April 8, 1912
-125.3 32.7% 1-0 +13.5 
  West Ham United (3950) vs. Stoke City (3700)
  Tuesday, December 9, 2003
-309.1 14.4% 0-1 +17.1 
  Stoke (3841) vs. Everton (4080)
  Saturday, February 1, 1890
-133.3 31.7% 4-2 +20.5 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Stoke City's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Rhyl (3193) vs. Stoke (3731)
  Monday, December 6, 1926
+411.7 91.5% 2-1 -18.3 
  Stoke City (3787) vs. Blyth Spartans (3292)
  Monday, February 6, 1978
+599.4 96.9% 2-3 -19.4 
  Lincoln City (3565) vs. Stoke City (4000)
  Wednesday, September 10, 1975
+331.6 87.1% 2-1 -17.4 
  Halifax Town (3538) vs. Stoke City (3906)
  Saturday, January 31, 1953
+268.0 82.4% 1-0 -16.5 
  Nuneaton Borough (3365) vs. Stoke City (3729)
  Tuesday, November 21, 2000
+296.9 84.7% 1-0 -8.5 
  Stoke City (4024) vs. Walsall (3670)
  Saturday, January 22, 1966
+457.4 93.3% 0-2 -28.0 
  Notts County (3570) vs. Stoke City (3907)
  Saturday, January 12, 1957
+229.6 78.9% 5-0 -31.6 
  Swansea Town (3707) vs. Stoke City (4041)
  Saturday, January 12, 1935
+202.9 76.3% 4-1 -26.7 
  Stoke City (3796) vs. Leyton Orient (3475)
  Tuesday, October 11, 1988
+401.8 91.0% 1-2 -18.2 
  Stoke City (3927) vs. Swindon Town (3614)
  Monday, February 4, 1952
+409.1 91.3% 0-1 -18.3 
  Walsall (3672) vs. Stoke City (3983)
  Tuesday, September 13, 1966
+208.3 76.8% 2-1 -15.4 
  Stoke City (4049) vs. Hull City (3739)
  Saturday, February 12, 1949
+408.8 91.3% 0-2 -27.4 
  Oldham Athletic (3618) vs. Stoke City (3904)
  Saturday, October 31, 1953
+181.1 73.9% 1-0 -14.8 
  Hartlepool United (3603) vs. Stoke City (3889)
  Saturday, January 3, 2009
+234.4 79.4% 2-0 -11.9 
  Stoke City (3994) vs. Swindon Town (3710)
  Tuesday, August 28, 2012
+329.6 87.0% 3-4 -8.7 
  Stoke City (3802) vs. Hartlepool United (3519)
  Saturday, April 17, 1993
+356.3 88.6% 0-1 -17.7 
  Doncaster Rovers (3443) vs. Stoke City (3723)
  Tuesday, October 18, 1960
+176.1 73.4% 3-1 -22.0 
  Swansea City (3488) vs. Stoke City (3749)
  Saturday, December 5, 1998
+194.5 75.4% 1-0 -7.5 
  Burnley (3764) vs. Stoke City (4022)
  Monday, January 7, 1946
+131.4 68.1% 2-1 -13.6 
  Stoke City (3871) vs. Oldham Athletic (3613)
  Saturday, March 20, 1954
+363.3 89.0% 0-1 -17.8 
 
   

The twenty teams that Stoke City are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Wrexham 16 +5.58 
  Chesterfield 19 +4.74 
  Brentford 27 +3.57 
  Northampton Town 17 +2.79 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 43 +2.33 
  Colchester United 12 +2.23 
  West Bromwich Albion 141 +1.66 
  Scunthorpe United 17 +1.61 
  Manchester United 106 +1.51 
  Lincoln City 28 +1.48 
  AFC Bournemouth 25 +1.32 
  Burnley 107 +1.23 
  Bradford City 40 +1.19 
  Grimsby Town 56 +0.93 
  Birmingham City 95 +0.90 
  Huddersfield Town 71 +0.88 
  Bolton Wanderers 88 +0.83 
  Ipswich Town 76 +0.81 
  Manchester City 111 +0.72 
  Bristol City 49 +0.68 

The twenty teams that Stoke City are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  Exeter City 12 -3.92 
  Oxford United 18 -3.84 
  Doncaster Rovers 15 -3.77 
  Shrewsbury Town 17 -3.02 
  Queens Park Rangers 39 -2.95 
  Oldham Athletic 58 -2.91 
  Notts County 77 -2.03 
  Walsall 23 -1.92 
  Bristol Rovers 34 -1.90 
  Barnsley 58 -1.59 
  Gillingham 21 -1.50 
  Swindon Town 26 -1.44 
  Southend United 14 -1.29 
  Rotherham United 38 -1.23 
  Crystal Palace 62 -1.15 
  Leyton Orient 43 -1.08 
  Gateshead 14 -1.01 
  Tottenham Hotspur 92 -0.91 
  Newcastle United 90 -0.86 
  Tranmere Rovers 19 -0.82